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Japan’s January Unadjusted Total Store Sales

February 27, 2012

Following is the table for Japan’s not seasonally adjusted total store sales from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Tokyo.

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                              Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.     Aug.
                              2012     2011     2011     2011     2011     2011
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                          -------------Percent Change From Year Ago-----------
Total                        -2.1%    -0.8%    -2.3%     1.1%     0.3%     3.1%
 Retail                       1.9%     2.5%    -2.2%     1.9%    -1.1%    -2.6%
  General merchandise        -0.7%    -0.2%    -2.5%    -1.7%    -4.0%    -3.3%
  Fabrics, apparel            1.4%     4.4%     2.4%     3.2%     0.2%     1.3%
  Food, beverages             0.6%     0.7%    -0.1%     1.0%    -0.6%     1.2%
  Motor vehicles             24.3%    14.9%    19.8%    22.8%    -0.2%   -19.0%
  Machinery, equipment      -12.2%    -9.5%   -51.9%   -30.3%   -21.6%   -19.2%
  Fuel                       -0.6%     5.7%     1.1%     3.6%     2.3%     3.0%
  Drugs, toiletries         -98.0%   -94.8%   -96.0%   -94.0%   -97.4%   -95.6%
  Others                   -100.1%   -98.1%   -99.9%   -96.5%   -97.6%   -98.8%
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                              Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.     Aug.
                              2012     2011     2011     2011     2011     2011
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 Wholesale                   -3.6%    -2.0%    -2.4%     0.8%     0.8%     5.2%
  General merchandise         6.2%    14.1%    11.2%    14.8%     5.3%    15.3%
  Textiles                    2.7%    -4.2%     0.1%     3.1%    -1.4%    -0.3%
  Apparel, accessories      -14.8%   -10.9%   -13.8%    -6.6%    -6.7%    -0.4%
  Farm, aquatic products     -8.5%    -8.1%   -11.2%    -8.1%    -9.8%    -8.6%
  Food, beverages             8.8%     3.7%     5.6%     3.3%     1.5%     0.5%
  Building materials         -1.8%     3.5%     2.3%     5.0%     3.4%     8.8%
  Chemicals                  -7.6%    -7.5%    -6.6%    -4.6%    -3.2%    -0.5%
  Minerals, metals           -6.6%    -1.6%    -1.2%     2.7%     1.5%     5.0%
  Machinery, equipment       -9.7%    -8.8%    -9.7%    -6.1%     0.1%     4.4%
   General                   -7.6%   -11.0%    -4.7%     0.6%     2.0%    11.3%
   Motor vehicles            -8.4%    -5.3%    -8.8%    -4.1%    -6.5%    -7.5%
   Electrical               -11.4%    -9.0%   -11.9%    -8.7%     1.2%     5.2%
   Others                    -5.6%    -8.1%    -6.0%    -6.1%     0.0%     4.2%
  Furniture, furnishings     -0.3%     0.9%     1.6%     2.5%     6.1%     3.1%
  Drugs, toiletries          -1.5%    -1.9%     1.1%     3.8%     0.2%     6.8%
  Others                     -3.4%    -2.1%    -0.8%     7.7%     9.0%    23.2%
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                              Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.     Aug.
                              2012     2011     2011     2011     2011     2011
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                          ----------Level of Sales in Billions of Yen---------
Total                      38,768   46,974   41,767   41,627   42,489   41,529 
 Retail                    11,341   13,049   10,946   11,007   10,574   10,946 
  General merchandise       1,257    1,515    1,173    1,133    1,019    1,068 
  Fabrics, apparel          1,000    1,060      934      964      773      742 
  Food, beverages           3,457    4,211    3,409    3,477    3,358    3,701 
  Motor vehicles            1,293    1,212    1,277    1,244    1,394    1,095 
  Machinery, equipment        532      667      453      491      505      578 
  Fuel                      1,337    1,495    1,224    1,159    1,131    1,243 
  Drugs, toiletries           641      738      662      676      636      670 
  Others                    1,825    2,151    1,815    1,863    1,759    1,849 
 Wholesale                 27,427   33,925   30,821   30,620   31,914   30,583 
  General merchandise       3,416    4,002    3,396    3,544    3,810    3,531 
  Textiles                    233      251      264      263      261      234 
  Apparel, accessories        430      554      537      591      548      478 
  Farm, aquatic products    2,353    3,206    2,565    2,693    2,610    2,647 
  Food, beverages           3,347    4,786    3,966    3,849    3,906    4,002 
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                              Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.     Aug.
                              2012     2011     2011     2011     2011     2011
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  Building materials        1,316    1,601    1,643    1,558    1,506    1,444 
  Chemicals                 1,392    1,535    1,552    1,548    1,584    1,524 
  Minerals, metals          3,840    4,232    4,052    3,954    3,948    3,900 
  Machinery, equipment      6,390    7,716    7,325    7,119    8,178    7,398 
   General                  1,174    1,338    1,361    1,342    1,573    1,439 
   Motor vehicles             910    1,024    1,055    1,043    1,085      953 
   Electrical               3,671    4,601    4,216    4,050    4,728    4,302 
   Others                     635      753      693      684      791      704 
  Furniture, furnishings      358      479      444      426      436      409 
  Drugs, toiletries         1,853    2,524    2,228    2,188    2,175    2,192 
  Others                    2,498    3,038    2,848    2,887    2,953    2,823 
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NOTE: Monthly percent changes are seasonally adjusted. Monthly seasonally adjusted index level: 2005=100

SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

http://www.meti.go.jp

To contact the reporter on this story: Theresa Barraclough in Tokyo at tbarraclough@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net


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